Need an $800 build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 11, 2013 4:40 PM in Systems Share vmartelle January 11, 2013 10:00:57 AM So I ordered all my parts and such and this is what I got: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/stEY Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/stEY/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/stEY/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter) *CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg) *Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) *Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US) *Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.75 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) *Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon) Total: $797.43 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 06:57 EST-0500) Unfortunately, it never worked. I replaced all the parts and it still refused to start - even after taking it to tech guys they couldn't figure it out. So I returned everything except the storage, videocard, optical drive, case and cpu cooler. Does anyone have a build that has a 7950 video card and an intel i5 3570k with parts that is around $800 and WORKS? I'm a first time builder and it is bringing me down. More about : 800 build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to vmartelle Register or log in to remove AMD Radeon January 11, 2013 10:15:20 AM complete troubleshooting http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste... | Report abuse Reply to AMD Radeon vmartelle January 11, 2013 2:44:58 PM I know how the basics of putting together a computer...and that would mean all the computer techs that looked at it didn't know either. | Report abuse Reply to vmartelle mikerockett January 11, 2013 2:48:27 PM A 500w PSU is the very minimum recommended for a 7950, it may be that your PSU is not outputting enough power. | Report abuse Reply to mikerockett vmartelle January 11, 2013 4:40:23 PM you don't need a graphics card to test boot a motherboard/cpu/memory | Report abuse Reply to vmartelle Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Need an $800 build> Related ressources: ForumI need help with a $700-$ 800 gaming build ForumReady To buy Just Need $700-$ 800 build ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build Need Advice!!! $700- 800 ForumI need help with my 800 $ budget build please ForumNeed Input on $ 800 build Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] o-problems ForumIn need of opinion of 1st time Budget Build ($750-$ 800 Range) ForumNEED HELP ON NEW (AND 1ST) $ 800 BUILD PLEASE ForumNeed input on $ 800 build ForumFirst Time Build $ 800 Gaming PC- Need Advice Forum$ 800 Gaming Build - Need help choosing parts ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build $700- 800 Need Advice!!! ForumFirst Ever Gaming Build $700- 800 Need Advice!!! ForumSecond build , need some tips ($ 800 ) ForumI need a good pc build under 800 ForumNew PC Build $ 800 ( Need Advice) ForumNeed input on $ 800 -$975 gaming pc build Forum$750- 800 Diablo 3 build - Tired of my crappy laptop and need some help ForumNeed help an update build , Price range $750- 800 ForumNeed advice on building/buying a gaming PC for around £ 800 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !